I haven't done any knitting at all since I finished the socks I made for the Strictly Sockalong 2021. In fact, I haven't done any crafting whatsoever since I moved house at the end of April. If there's anything that will get a pair of socks cast on the needles though, it's the Strictly Sockalong, which is hosted by Ali on the Little Drops of Wonderful podcast. I think this is the fifth year that I've joined in.
I had a look through my stash and decided it was high time that I used this lovely skein from Maximoo Yarns which my friend Susan, from Granny Smith's Quilting, sent to me all the way from Australia last year. It's in the Candy Store Ruins colourway.
I've pulled out a project bag to use. This is one I treated myself to a few years ago and I love it just as much now as I did then, those cute little doggies.
The pattern I've decided on is Solar by Gill Slater, it's a free download on Ravelry. I haven't used this pattern before so it will be nice to knit something new.
The launch show of Strictly Come Dancing was last Friday and it was back on our screens again on Saturday, so we had a double helping this week to get us going. This is how far I've got so far. The rib is done and the first few rows of the leg have been started.
Let's hope that picking up my knitting needles will encourage my knitting mojo to return, I must say that I'm enjoying getting back to a bit of sock knitting again and there's a few things I'd quite like to cast on, watch this space.